[sc34wg3] Agenda for 22-25 May

Kal Ahmed sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 16 May 2005 09:51:01 +0100

Dear all,

I have a comment to make on the agenda for the WG3 meetings next week. I 
note that  no substantive work on ISO 13250 or TMCL/TMQL to be done on 
the Sunday, but that TMQL work is now scheduled to be done on the 
Wednesday. I would like to raise my objection to this schedule as it 
does not allow for members of the WG to also attend the opening day of 
the XTech conference. I understand that the work scheduled for Sunday is 
a review of the TM-RDF work being carried out with W3C, and a 
presentation of OWL in topic maps - while both are interesting items for 
the WG members, I believe that it would be better to be given a choice 
between attending these sessions or the XTech conference rather than 
scheduling things such that conference attend ees are not able to 
participate in WG3 standards work.

If the argument for scheduling WG3 meetings to coincide with conferences 
is that people will travel to the conference anyway, it seems illogical 
to me that those meetings should then do substantive work that overlaps 
with the very conference we are attending!

I therefore ask that the reports on RDF/TM interoperability be moved to 
the Wednesday and that the rest of the agenda be reorganised so that all 
standards-related work takes place prior to the XTech conference.

Best regards